Impact

Connecting our films to communities. Inspiring audiences to take action.

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Stories for Justice

A public media partnership born out of a growing groundswell of interest in criminal justice issues

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What Role Do Documentaries Play in Conversations About Race?

Stories for Justice builds on findings of national study from the Center for Media & Social Impact

Connected thousands of emerging and seasoned racial justice leaders through screenings of The Black Panthers in 90 cities.

For Viewers

Airing weekly on PBS, this Emmy Award-winning series is television’s leading showcase of independent documentaries, and brings vital conversations directly to communities on-the-ground and online via the programs below.

Indie Lens Pop-Up

Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, this neighborhood series brings people together for film screenings and locally-driven conversations. Online and in over 90 cities across the U.S.

OVEE

Connecting you to new and targeted communities, this digital platform lets you screen your film and lead a conversation, engage with panelists, and answer poll questions from any desktop or mobile device. Over 200,000 attendees and counting.

DocSCALE

A participatory feedback platform developed by ITVS, DocSCALE, will help gather insights from audiences in their own words, engaging communities while surfacing data that documents the evolution of understanding, dialogue, and civic decision-making at the local level.

For Educators

Get free access to innovative, standards-aligned digital resources and streaming content based on our award-winning documentaries.

From our blog

  1. Sundance from Home: Finding New Ways to Network and Connect

    March 2, 2021

    Try Harder! and Ailey directors Debbie Lum and Jamila Wignot report back about the challenges and rewards of premiering virtually.

  2. Three Quick Questions with 2021 Sundance Filmmakers

    February 5, 2021

    We asked ITVS-supported Sundance filmmakers—Debbie Lum, director of Try Harder!, and Ailey director Jamila Wignot and producer Lauren DeFilippo—3 quick and light questions about how they're doing while they ramped up to premiere their films.

  3. Independent Lens Brings "Stories for Justice" to PBS

    February 4, 2021

    Documentary storytelling pipeline will support increased understanding of the inequities in the justice system and inspire local civic dialogue about reform